Media Call Photo Opportunity:
When: Saturday, 10 August 2013
Where: Tallebudgera Creek, Gold Coast
What: Jet Rescue Boat exercises as part of the Jet Rescue Boat Seminar
Time: 10:45am – 1:00pm
Onsite Contact: Jason Argent, SLSQ Lifesaving Operations Support Coordinator – 0438 185 140
Jet Rescue Boats to use Tallebudgera Creek as training ground
Tallebudgera Creek will become a training ground for jet rescue boats (JRB) this weekend, as the Jet Rescue Boat Seminar draws participants from across the country.
The conference, which runs from Friday 9th until Sunday 11th, will include presentations by representatives from Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) and Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA), and will feature practical exercises in Tallebudgera Creek.
On Saturday, participants will go through an orientation on their craft, exercises in patient pick up, bar crossing and training in spinal management awareness while completing proficiency requirements.
Sunday will see participants back on the water for sonar and GPS exercises.
Three jet rescue boats will be operational during the exercises, which aims to enhance participants driving and crewing skills and update them on the latest JRB practices.